Happy New Year!

by Ruby June on January 2, 2014 · 8 comments

in 1940s,Dresses,Vintage Sewing

Hi everyone, thought I would share with you, my New Year’s dress. This was my first time working with charmeuse and a more complex sewing pattern involving shirring. I’ve been sewing for five years now, but have put off challenging myself for some time. I decided to break the routine, so to speak, with this dress.

I’ve been looking for something to put in my wardrobe with more detailing and I believe this is it! I love late 30′s fashion because of the details so I was happy I could pull this off. I did run into bumps along the way…and was frustrated with the fabric during the entirety of the completion of this project. But, I am so happy with it now and it was worth every difficulty!

I’m very excited about this dress and how it turned out. It has definitely opened more possibilities, since it involved tackling two things I was concerned about. Here’s to the New Year…and overcoming challenges!

Feel free to head over to my blog, for more pictures and details on this fabulous dress!

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I'm a vegan vintage enthusiast with a love for sewing from vintage patterns (30's-40's). I'm also a wife, a UW alumni in biology/ecology, and lover of food, good beer & cocktails.

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Snowma January 2, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Nice work. Charmeuse sure is tricky (im scared to death of it myself) but you did a fantastic job! The soft peach really suits your coloring too.


Claire January 2, 2014 at 5:29 pm

I love it. The colour is stunning.


EmSewCrazy January 2, 2014 at 5:47 pm

This is a Fabulous dress and I really like the color too. Good job tackling things new to you and turning out such an amazing piece.


PepperReed January 2, 2014 at 6:58 pm

Gorgeousness! I *bow* to tackling slippery fabric and new techniques. Good job!


Ruby June January 3, 2014 at 11:45 am

Thanks everyone! I am very pleased with this project and how it turned out. I will definitely work with it again in the future! If I can summon up more patience, haha.


CraftyWeeOne January 3, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Very elegant and subtley classy colour. I have come to the conclusion that most fabrics that are this lovely are an arse to work with.


Catherine Alekna January 4, 2014 at 6:22 am

wow! thats a georgeous dress! youve done a really great job with the shirring!


Pimpinett January 4, 2014 at 11:16 am

Gorgeous, you did a fantastic job on this. Charmeuse is the devil, but oh so beautiful, especially in this colour – I love that vintage underwear kind of tea rose shade.


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